How Will My Skin Feel After RF Microneedling Treatment?

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Men and women looking for a convenient way to address a variety of skin concerns in a single treatment may be excited to learn about radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. At Health and Wellness of Carmel, Dr. Clifford Fetters and our team of aesthetic experts are proud to help Indianapolis, Carmel, and. Noblesville, IN patients improve their complexions and boost their confidence with a complete range of cosmetic skin care services, including RF microneedling. Keep reading to learn more about how RF microneedling works, how your skin may look and feel right after treatment, and when you’ll be able to show off your radiant new look.

What does RF microneedling do?

Microneedling on its own is a beneficial skin rejuvenation treatment, but RF microneedling helps to further boost the effects of the procedure and give patients even more pleasing results. Common skin concerns that can be improved with RF microneedling include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mild skin laxity/loose skin
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Rough skin
  • Dry or oily skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Other scars

How does microneedling work?

During an RF microneedling treatment in Carmel, IN, patients will relax in one of our private rooms. A topical numbing agent will be applied to the skin’s surface. The treatment itself involves rolling a handheld device containing tiny needles over the patient’s face or target treatment area. As the device passes over the skin, the needles create tiny puncture injuries on the skin. This process triggers the body’s healing response, helping to stimulate cell turnover for a healthier, more youthful-looking complexion. At the same time, radiofrequency energy is administered to the deeper layers of skin, which encourages the production of collagen and elastin – two of the most important components of firm skin.

What to expect after RF microneedling

Almost immediately after an RF microneedling treatment, it is normal to experience redness, irritation, and mild swelling. These symptoms may last about 1 – 3 days and are often compared to a mild sunburn. As the pinpoint injuries begin to scab over after a couple of days, patients may experience itchiness, but it is critical to avoid picking or scratching the skin, as this can delay healing and even lead to scarring or discoloration. Patients should also protect the skin from sun exposure and discontinue the use of harsh skin care products and exfoliants.

How long does it take to fully heal after RF microneedling?

The majority of patients are fully recovered from RF microneedling after about one week, and many patients are comfortable enough to return to work and other activities after just a few days. Over the next several weeks and months, a healthier, brighter, firmer complexion will begin to appear as collagen supplies increase and new layers of skin are revealed. With routine maintenance treatments a few times per year as recommended by your provider, RF microneedling can help your skin consistently look and feel its best.

Smoother skin awaits with RF microneedling in Carmel, IN

Whether your skin is beginning to show signs of age or you have old acne scarring or other cosmetic concerns you’d like to address, RF microneedling may be right for you. For more information on the exciting benefits of RF microneedling, call Health and Wellness of Carmel to schedule your consultation with our dedicated team of aesthetic experts in Carmel, IN today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.